Arterial Ulcers and Recommended Wound Care

 

Arterial insufficiency can lead to many different disorders, depending on the arteries that become blocked. Arterial insufficiency in the legs can result from several medical conditions such as arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, aneurysm, or blood vessel disease due to diabetes. Arterial insufficiency can cause arterial ulcers, particularly below the ankle, around the bony prominences and between the toes.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-AURWC

Certificates

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California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-AURWC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Define Arterial Ulcers and their characteristics.
Identify the Pathophysiology and Etiology of Arterial Ulcers and explain how to perform an Ulcer Evaluation.
Assess and identify the signs and symptoms associated with arterial ulcers and Chronic Tissue Ischemia.
Recognize characteristics of ulcers caused by ischemia and identify proper management of arterial ulcers along with recommended wound care guidelines.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Pathophysiology and Etiology of Arterial Ulcers A. What Causes an Arterial Ulcer? B. Assessment of Lower Extremities C. Ulcer Evaluation D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Assessing Signs and Symptoms of Arterial Ulcers A. Signs of Arterial Insufficiency B. Tips on Assessment of Arterial Wounds C. Signs of Chronic Tissue Ischemia D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Distinctions between Diabetics and Non-Diabetics A. Characteristics of Lower Extremity Ulcers B. Foot and Nail Care C. Review D. Summary Section 5: WOCN Guidelines A. Interventions for People with Wounds and LEAD B. Debridement C. Dressings D. Antibiotics E. Infection F. Nutrition G. Pain Management H. Referral for further Evaluation I. Medications J. Surgical Options K. Adjunctive Therapies L. Patient Education M. Review N. Summary Section 6: Dressing Types A. Recommended Dressings B. Table 1 C. Commonly Used Dressings D. Dressing Rationales E. Review F. Summary Section 7: Contemporary EBM- Evidence Based Medicine 2010-2012 A. Holistic Wound Care – Biopsychosocial Model B. Wound Care Treatment Options C. Less Common Treatment Options D. CC. Review E. DD. Summary Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Instructor: Eric Oestmann, PHD, MS, PT
Mr. Oestmann holds advanced degrees in Physical Therapy and Health Services Administration. His clinical experience includes nine years of practice in a variety of settings, including out-patient, in-patient, neuro rehabilitation, long-term care, and work hardening. One of his areas of specialization is in spinal assessments and rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Oestmann has written over 21 healthcare related textbooks for Charles C. Thomas Publisher and East-West Publishing. Dr. Oestmann currently continues his writing, teaching and consulting in healthcare. Disclosure: Eric Oestmann, PHD, MS, PT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA
Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has worked in long-term care for 20 years. Mrs. Swann has worked in many positions including Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator and Nursing Home Administrator. Cheryl is certified in both Gerontological nursing and wound care. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and as an intermediary between long-term care facilities and doctors. Mrs. Swann worked closely with federal monitors and the Office of Inspector General in developing an effective Continuous Quality Improvement and compliance program in her organization. Mrs. Swann has presented nationally regarding effective Quality Assurance, Restraint Reduction, Wound Prevention, CMS Five Star Quality Rating System and Developing a Corporate Compliance Program. Her expertise includes staff training and development, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives, and policy development.  Disclosure: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: Home Health, Hospice, Long-term Care, Residential Care.
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